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Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem Off California

Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem Off California

AUSTIN, Texas — In findings of relevance to conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California coast to increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling currents — currents that supply nutrients to the region's diverse ecosystem.

Switching to a Power Stroke Enables a Tiny But Important Marine Crustacean to Survive

Switching to a Power Stroke Enables a Tiny But Important Marine Crustacean to Survive

Olympic swimmers aren’t the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography.

UT Austin Scientists Will Assess Health of New York-Long Island Barrier Protection in Wake of Sandy

UT Austin Scientists Will Assess Health of New York-Long Island Barrier Protection in Wake of Sandy

A rapid response science team from the University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics will help map the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the beach/barrier systems off the south shore of Long Island.